Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WWE Smackdown Results - January 8, 2019

WWE Smackdown Results - January 8, 2019
The Show starts with Daniel Bryan at the concession stand and he says AJ Styles would be out here with the people.

He is here to take AJ on an educational journey. This is a 'concession stand', but the only concessions being made are to your health. You at the people around you. Are you happy and healthy? How do you feel after eating this garbage. You eat this because you are filling a void. You shove candy and popcorn down your throat. That is why you cheer for AJ Styles. You cheer for him to fill a void in your lives. AJ Styles is like this hot dog as he takes it out of a fan's hand. It is toxic, just like the people who chant for AJ.

Bryan throws the hot dog back to the fan. Daniel Bryan says they take a large cup of high fructose syrup and you drink it with a plastic straw. He throws the drink at the fan and calls him fickle. Daniel asks the merchandise stand employee for a Yes Movement T-Shirt but there aren't any because the Yes Movement is Dead. He does not want to pollute this world with this merchandise. Look at the AJ Styles shirts and gloves. It makes it look like he actually cares. It is just useless plastic garbage.

Daniel goes to the aisle and he says he is making this world a better place. In order to get change, you need to change. These people are weak, submissive, and impotent. These people reek and are submissive. Daniel says he is here changing the planet one person at a time. Daniel grabs an AJ Styles sign and says he is the champion. AJ fills a void for 30 seconds. AJ says he will tear apart that void and fill it with something meaningful and valuable. Daniel says he will build this world with something these children can be proud of.

Daniel says you boo him but he is changing the planet for the better while you change it for the worse.

R Truth attacks Daniel Bryan at ringside as he waits for Bryan to come to the ring for his match. The referee pulls Truth away after Bryan is sent into the ringside barrier. We go to commercial.

Daniel Bryan vs. R Truth in a Non Title Match

The match is joined in progress and Truth with a hip toss followed by punches. Truth with an Irish whip and Bryan flips out of the corner but Truth with a drop kick. Bryan with kicks in the corner followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Bryan slaps Truth and he calls Truth the problem.

Truth with punches but Bryan with a European uppercut and he sends Truth into the turnbuckles. More kicks from Bryan and a running drop kick into the corner. Bryan with a second one. Bryan goes for a third one but Truth with a flying corkscrew forearm. Truth with a suplex into a cutter for a near fall. Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex. Bryan avoids a splash into the corner and Bryan with a flying knee for the three count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Bryan stands tall and takes the title as his music hits. Bryan exits up the ramp but AJ Styles comes from out of nowhere and attacks on the stage. Fans pop as Styles unloads on Bryan and mounts him. Security breaks it up but AJ comes back and sends Bryan into the LED board. AJ grabs a steel chair but Bryan retreats. AJ stands tall and looks out, fired up as fans cheer him on.

Rey Mysterio and Mustafa Ali vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas and Samoa Joe

We go back to the ring and out comes Rey Mysterio. Back to commercial.

Ali and Joe start things off and Joe pushes Ali on the break. They lock up and Joe misses a back fist and Ali with forearms. Ali with a running forearm and Joe with a shoulder tackle. Joe with a chop and Joe with jabs. Ali with drop kicks but Joe stays on his feet. Rey tags in and they hit a double drop kick to knock Joe down. Joe tags Almas in.

Almas with a kick to the midsection followed by a hammer lock. Rey with a slingshot flying mare followed by a kick. Almas gets Rey on his shoulders but Rey with a satellite arm drag. Rey flips over Almas but Almas with a spinning back elbow for a near fall.

Joe tags in and he punches Rey. Joe sends Rey into the turnbuckles and connects with jabs and elbows. Joe tags Almas back in and Almas chops Rey. Rey with punches and Rey with a wheelbarrow into a victory gourdbuster. Ali tags in and he hits a head scissors. Ali sends Almas into the turnbuckles and chops Almas. Ali slides out of the way and connects with an enzuigiri. Ali with a rolling X Factor for a near fall.

Almas with a back elbow but Ali with a drop kick. Joe tags in and Ali drop kicks Almas into Joe. Ali with a tornado DDT and Ali goes for a pescado onto Almas but Joe catches him and hits a fallaway slam onto the announce table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ali is in the tree of woe but he sends Almas to the mat from the turnbuckles. Ali gets out of the turnbuckles and he crawls to make the tag. Almas misses and Rey tags in. Rey with a springboard head scissors take down. Almas with a sunset flip but you don't sunset flip Rey and Rey rolls through and hits a drop kick. Joe interferes but Rey with a springboard seated splash. Rey with a Destroyer to Almas but Joe breaks up the cover. Joe misses a splash in the corner and hits a 619 on Joe. Ali goes up top and hits the 450 splash on Joe. Ali lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Rey sends Almas into the ropes and Ali with a plancha onto Joe. Almas blocks a 619 and hits a gutbuster and hammer lock DDT for the three count.

Winners: Samoa Joe and Andrade Almas

- We are in the back for an interview with Carmella. Mella says she hears what they are saying. No one thinks she can win tonight. They call her the third wheel. Is it because Charlotte used a kendo stick or because Becky found a personality? Carmella says that she was champion for 130 days and she beat Charlotte and Asuka twice. All she needs is an opportunity. She will use that opportunity to prove that she is everything that she says she is. Mella is Money.

- The Usos are in the back and Jimmy asks if they only have to beat the Bar for a tag title opportunity. They are going to step up tonight. We go to commercial.


Shane McMahon is backstage in his office when The Miz walks in. Miz hopes Shane had nothing to do with The Usos possibly getting a SmackDown Tag Team Title shot. Miz says no one deserves a title shot like they do. Shane says they are no where near the top. Shane goes on and says he is getting pumped up about teaming together but they have a lot of work to do, and have to challenge the competition. Shane asks if they're on the same page. Miz says they are and he goes to leave, but stops and turns around to ask Shane if he's thought about their outfits. Shane isn't too interested as he walks off.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and WWE United States Champion Rusev is in the ring with a mic. Greg Hamilton does the introduction.

Fans chant "Rusev Day" as a somber-looking Rusev stands there. Rusev says last week his wife Lana, his love and his heart, was hurt because of the selfish actions of one man - Shinsuke Nakamura. Rusev says Lana is at home resting and he stands before us, but not as US Champion. He lays the title on the mat in front of him. Rusev says he stands in front of us as a husband. He takes a look at his wedding ring as fans start chanting for Lana.

Rusev says Nakamura can mess with him all he wants but once he messes with his wife, he crossed a line he cannot come back from. Rusev calls Nakamura to the ring and promises to break every bone in his fragile body, and crush him. Nakamura appears on the big screen and it looks like he's back in the production truck. Nakamura doesn't take blame for what happened to Lana. He says Rusev is bitter and this is his fault. Nakamura says he's back in the truck to show this is Rusev's fault. He shows us a replay from last week. We see how Lana was on Nakamura's back when Rusev dropped Nakamura with a kick, causing him to fall with Lana on him. Nakamura shakes his head as Rusev looks on. Nakamura says Rusev crushed Lana. Rusev paces around the ring and he's getting angry. Rusev says if Nakamura won't come to him, then he will come to Nakamura. Rusev drops the mic and runs to the back.

The camera cuts backstage to Rusev asking where the TV truck is. Nakamura suddenly attacks him with a production case. Nakamura keeps control and drops Rusev on the floor as officials try to back him away. Nakamura gets down in Rusev's face and talks some trash before walking away. Jamie Noble and Adam Pearce check on Rusev. Nakamura comes running back over and drops Rusev with another Kinshasa.

- Still to come, Flair vs. Lynch vs. Carmella with a title shot on the line. We cut backstage to Becky Lynch now. Becky goes on about how no one beat her for the title. She says she can do whatever she wants tonight and come Royal Rumble, Asuka will have to do more than climb a ladder. Lynch says Asuka is on borrowed time until The Man comes around.

- We go to the ring and out comes SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar, Cesaro and Sheamus, for this non-title match. The Usos will earn a future title shot if they can win. The Bar hits the ropes to pose as we go back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at the Mean Gene Okerlund tribute from Raw.

The Bar vs. The Usos

Jey and Sheamus start things off and they lock up. Sheamus with a side head lock take down. They lock up again and Jey with a wrist lock. Sheamus with a forearm to knock Jey to the mat. Jey with a kick and clothesline that sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus returns to the ring and Jey with a drop kick for a near fall. Cesaro tags in.

Jimmy tags in as well. They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle and then he catches Jimmy on a leap frog but Jimmy gets to his feet and he sends Cesaro into the corner with a head scissors. Sheamus pulls Cesaro to the floor to avoid a running hip strike in the corner. Jimmy chases Cesaro back into the ring and he blocks a kick and punches Cesaro.

Jey tags in and he hits a running forearm into the corner. Cesaro with a knee and then he tags Sheamus in. Sheamus with a punch and European uppercut. Jey with punches and Sheamus punches back. Jey slides into the corner and punches Sheamus and follows with chops. Jey with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Cesaro drops Jey on the top rope and Sheamus with a clothesline.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus with a side head lock on Jey. Jey with punches but Sheamus pushes Jey into the corner. Jey with a kick to Sheamus and an elbow to Cesaro. Sheamus catches Jey and hits a Finlay Slam and Cesaro tags in and hits an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he punches Jey in the midsection. Sheamus chokes Jey in the ropes. Sheamus with a key lock but Jey with an arm drag to send Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus with forearms across the chest. Jey with an enzuigiri. JImmy and Cesaro with tags and Jimmy with punches followed by a round kick and Samoan drop.

Jimmy with a running hip strike into the corner. Sheamus is sent to the floor and Jey with a plancha. Jimmy with a suicide dive that sends Cesaro into the crowd. Cesaro is sent back into the ring and Jimmy goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he misses a Brogue Kick. Jey tags in as Jimmy goes to the apron. Jey with a super kick for a near fall. Jey goes up top and he kicks Cesaro away. Jey comes off the turnbuckles but he is met with knees from Sheamus and he gets a near fall when Jimmy breaks up the cover. Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut and then he tags in and hits a running European uppercut on Jey for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and they go for a double STO for a near fall.

Cesaro with the Giant Swing and then he applies a Sharpshooter. Jey tries to get to the ropes and he gets there so Cesaro has to release the hold. Sheamus with a knee from the apron and Cesaro gets a near fall. Sheamus tags in and Jey with forearms to Cesaro and Sheamus. Jey with head butts to Sheamus. Jey goes to the turnbuckles but Sheamus with a running knee into the corner. Sheamus goes up top and has Jey on his shoulders. Jey with punches and he gets to the mat and hits a super kick. Cesaro tags in and he comes off the turnbuckles into a super kick. Both men are down.

Jimmy waits for the tag on the apron but Mandy Rose comes out and she is wearing a towel. Mandy asks Jimmy for some help. She asks if she left her tiny gold shorts and tiny gold top in Jimmy's hotel room. Sheamus knocks Jimmy off the apron and Cesaro with a Gotch Neutralizer for the three count.

Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro

After the match, Miz comes out and he shows Greg Hamilton how to announce the Bar's victory. Miz says he wants to be among the first with Shane McMahon for dominating all of the tag teams on Smackdown, but one. Miz says he is granting them the opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity to put the tag titles on the line in front of 50,000 screaming fans against the one tag team you have not been able to dominate. The best tag team in the world...

Cesaro takes the mic and he asks Miz if he wants the team that defeated everyone on Raw and Smackdown against an untested dysfunctional duo with daddy issues. Cesaro says he wants to consult with his tag team partner and... Sheamus with a Brogue Kick! They accept.


Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville laugh about what they just did and Naomi happens to be nearby and she attacks Mandy and Sonya. Sonya and Mandy kick Naomi and Jimmy shows up to stop them.


Charlotte Flair says Carmella was last year's hottest thing. Becky Lynch, this year's hottest thing. Charlotte Flair, the hottest thing on Raw and Smackdown the last four years running. She has main evented Raw, Smackdown, and pay per views. She is not here to prove this for anyone but herself. Her focus is on Carmella and Becky tonight. At the Royal Rumble, her focus will be on Asuka. We go to commercial.


We are back and Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and he is asked about his night by Kayla Braxton. Daniel asks if he had a bad night because some fat, ignorant, impotent man spilled mustard on his shirt. He is asked about AJ Styles. Is it because he is filling the void that AJ Styles could not. Did AJ attack him unprovoked because Daniel is the champion and AJ is not. Do you think what AJ did was vicious? That is not half as vicious as the new Daniel Bryan. AJ will see it at the Royal Rumble and he may see it before. AJ will never take the WWE Championship from him because Daniel says he is fighting for a cause bigger than anything AJ ever fought for in his life. Daniel says he will be the champion forever.

- We take a look at the six new faces from NXT with the same too long video.


Miz is in the back and Shane McMahon stops by. Shane says he cannot believe . . . and Miz says they got a tag title match and Shane's plan worked. Shane says they need to train for the title shot. Miz says Shane talked about having the confidence. If they are not challenging themselves going for the Bar, what does it mean? Miz says he is doing this for his dad. Shane says this is not how he wanted it to go down. Shane asks if he thinks they can win and Miz says he knows they can win.

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella in a Number One Contender Match

We go to the ring for tonight's Triple Threat main event and out first comes Becky Lynch. The winner will face SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka at the Rumble. Carmella is out next. Charlotte Flair is out last.

The bell rings and they size each other up as the crowd starts chanting for Becky. Becky and Flair have words. Flair "woooo's" at her. They go at it and Carmella joins in. Flair sends Becky to the floor. Carmella rolls Flair up or a 2 count. Flair rocks Carmella but Becky comes in and nails them both. Becky clears the ring of both opponents. Becky comes off the apron and takes out Carmella again on the floor. Becky also hits Flair again and stands tall, yelling out about how this is her show as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and they're going at it. Carmella goes down. Flair goes to the top but Becky launches her onto Carmella for another pin attempt after a dropkick from Becky. Flair and Lynch face off in the middle of the ring now. They trade big shots in the middle of the ring as fans go along with them.

Flair unloads with chops and gets the upperhand of the exchange. Lynch comes right back with a Thesz Press. Flair counters immediately but Carmella nails a kick to the head of Flair. Lynch and Carmella go at it now. Carmella drops her with a Flatliner. Flair and Carmella trade counters now. Carmella locks Flair in the Code of Silence submission. More back and forth, and a 2 count by Carmella. Becky goes to the top but this ends with Flair standing over Carmella and Lynch. Flair pulls them close in the corner and goes to the top for a moonsault. Lynch jumps up and cuts Flair off. Flair kicks her away. Flair nails the moonsault on both opponents at the same time for a close 2 count. Flair with more pin attempts. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Flair tangles up top with Flair. Carmella runs over and pulls Lynch down by her leg. Carmella tries to bring Flair to the mat with a scissors but Flair powers up. Flair tries for a powerbomb from the top but Carmella takes her down with a hurricanrana for a close 2 count. Carmella sends Lynch out of the ring. Carmella runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive to Lynch, taking her down on the floor. Flair goes for a big moonsault to the floor but Carmella moves. Becky runs over and drops Carmella on the floor with a Bexploder suplex.

Lynch works Carmella over and launches her into the barrier. Lynch brings it back into the ring but Flair knocks her right back out with a big boot. Carmella rolls Flair up for a 2 count. Carmella blocks a Figure Four. Lynch runs in for the Dis-Arm-Her on Carmella but Flair takes her out from the top with a super Natural Selection. Carmella drops Flair and Lynch with a superkick, covering Lynch for a close 2 count as Flair breaks it up. Carmella yells at Flair now and smacks her in the face several times. Carmella shows frustration now. Flair gets up and drops Carmella with a big slap. Flair applies the Figure Four and the Figure Eight to Carmella. Becky flies in with a leg drop to break it up. Becky covers Flair for a 2 count. Becky goes right into the Dis-Arm-Her on Flair but Carmella breaks it up.

Carmella tosses Flair out of the ring. Fans chant "this is awesome!" now. Carmella goes for a suplex but Lynch fights her off. Flair runs in with a Spear but Carmella keeps the upperhand. Becky pulls Carmella into the Dis-Arm-Her out of nowhere for the pin and the title shot at the Rumble.

Winner: Becky Lynch

After the match, Becky stands tall as Tom confirms her match with SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka at the Rumble. Lynch stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Lynch continues celebrating until the music interrupts and out comes Asuka. The Man stares The Empress down as she dances to the ring. Asuka hits the corners to pose for a pop. Asuka takes the title off her waist and raises it in Becky's face as they talk trash to each other. The face-off continues as SmackDown goes off the air.